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We were showing our visiting guest the bling of the lake district on Saturday last. You know, the well phtographed bits: the boat cruise; the tourist trail, the lake islands and all the blue bits.... the pretty stuff...................... when off the starboard bow, just as our boat left the Bowness jetty, an orange flare lit up the lake?

We were fully anoraked and prepared for any inclemment weather, having paid £28 each for a return trip from Lakeside to Windermere on an old steamer called The Teal. It was crowded; there were loads of standard chocolate-box lakeland views from every side and we were surrounded by Beatrix Potter tourists doing the 'must see bits of the lakedistrict', when the orange flare fizzed!

Then came that slow drumming build up sound of an approaching helecopter; phew and gulp..... it always does something to me and every time I hear that noise it resonates with a sychronised deep thudding feeling within!!

Hey, it was an exercise!! But we weren't expecting a photo opportunity of this type and we hadn't got a tripod between us... and anyway, is a tripod any good on a boat?

So... enough prattle, here it is: the best of the 15 shots I managed to get.

Oh and reason for title is that these guys do walk on water for me and this service is just absolutely bloody fantastic.

The shot is hand held and ps assisted; hope you like it anyway and ta muchly for all recent attentions. helen x

hmm PS : you can only really see the attaching wire in the large view.... grrrr sometimes I wish I checked things more thoroughly before I put the darn things up!! h x

Camera:Cannon 400D
Lens:Cannon 70 - 200
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:walkin'on water
Username:aitchbrown aitchbrown
Uploaded:1 Aug 2007 - 12:13 AM
Tags:Aitchbrown, Helecopter rescue, Lake district, Photo journalism, Walkin on water, Windermere
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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 12:20 AM

Well captured

Bernie

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User_Removed
1 Aug 2007 - 12:24 AM

A stunning capture, really excellent.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 12:25 AM

And didnt you do well.
Nice one you lucky sod,great capture,
colour,detail,
boat house in the background,
Wash off the lake surface,
Very very cool.

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Caledonia
Caledonia  8 Scotland
1 Aug 2007 - 12:28 AM

Very exciting action photo! Great colours and composition.
Marie

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 12:36 AM

Me Again *********"CLICK"*****.

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liparig
liparig  10233 forum posts United States
1 Aug 2007 - 12:41 AM

wow superb shot love the helicopter well dne
joe

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 2:52 AM

super helicopter-- Fantastic capture-- Would have had me upset awhile, too-- What nice shows you find for your guests!

Well done, Jennnn

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 6:49 AM

Very nice shot, well done...

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paulb20
paulb20 e2 Member 8paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 - 6:59 AM

Great shot.
Paul

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ChristineL
1 Aug 2007 - 7:46 AM

a great capture Helen, I agree these guys do a fantastic job,
Chris.

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 8:43 AM

super action shot

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rhion
rhion  1135 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 - 8:55 AM

Take the opportunities as they arise Helen, it's often the unexpected that make the most interesting end result.
You've done well to get this and a tripod would have been a hindrance (one of the most overrated pieces of equipment I feel). A "Pod" however is almost essential to carry with you and would have been a real help here.
These chaps (and chapesses) are seriously courageous and it's comforting to know that they are out there doing that job.
Excellent shot.
Richard

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
1 Aug 2007 - 8:58 AM

Excellent capture Helen,
Fred.

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limmy62
limmy62 e2 Member 7limmy62 vcard United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 - 9:16 AM

Terrific action shot Helen,
The the water thrown up against that wonderful green backdrop really scores in terms of added atmosphere!
RogWink

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 9:29 AM

Fairly shows the situation, the downdraught of those blades kicks up the surface water. Adds atmosphere, the figures add scale. Vertical format the icing on the cake Helen. Ron.

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angelamary
1 Aug 2007 - 11:34 AM

Good shot! one click for you and lots for the rescue service! Smile

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Tandberg
Tandberg  111218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 11:49 AM

Nice capture and a grand exposure too!!
WEll done Wink
Dvae

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kinfatric
kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 12:31 PM

an opportunity not missed Helen

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 - 2:44 PM

superb shot well captured.
ian.

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 - 4:13 PM

What a fantastic shot this is Helen and well done on No30th.


Mo.

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9197 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 4:35 PM

Excellent capture!
Ty

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 5:48 PM

Super capture Helen.
Tom.

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GeorgeRusky
1 Aug 2007 - 5:55 PM

Great photo, the helecopter on the background looks OK!
Cheers

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 6:30 PM

Very nice hand held shot
No you cant use a tripod on a boat unless you require a blurred image
Tony

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Aug 2007 - 6:43 PM

A tripod on a boat has very little use, great acitonfilled shot

Peter

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2007 - 8:14 PM

Lovely story and picture to go with it. All you needed was a celeb to be rescued and your shot would be worth millions!o
john

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 9:41 PM

Superb bit of drama for you . The Helecopter stands out well from the dark trees . xx

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MalcolmS
MalcolmS e2 Member 91083 forum postsMalcolmS vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 9:51 PM

great light on the copter Helen, well timed action shot

Malcolm

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Andree_Borrel

Just a cracking image, nice work

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shona
shona  8 Scotland
1 Aug 2007 - 10:01 PM

Fantastic shot , well capture, shona Smile

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 10:03 PM

Fantastic shot, not only the heli, but the spray and the men "walking" on the water - perfect.
You surely couldn't have done better.
Johanna

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2007 - 12:46 AM

Good action shot.
brian

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daringdaphne
3 Aug 2007 - 7:48 PM

A Fantastic focus, just love that helicopter. Yes indeed you got the picture Helen. Love the title too.!

(*.*)D.

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
5 Aug 2007 - 12:36 PM

Wonderful capture Helen, great stuff!

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